HER life was not without turbulence, but Nina Simone – who passed away in 2003 aged 70 – did leave the world with a wonderful, colourful body of work.
And the prolific lady was as fruitful as she was astoundingly good – to that point, she recorded 40 albums.
Nina was born as Eunice Kathleen Waymon, and lived a life most extraordinary.
Not without good reason is she accepted as one of the legendary voices of all time. Her vocals capturing perfectly the essence of everything she tackled, from jazz and gospel to blues to folk.
Tomorrow evening, The Buszy – above the central bus station – is hosting Nina Simone: The Legend.
The intimate film is narrated by Nina, telling the story of her life and her beliefs.
A gem of a delivery for a Simone devotee, or a newcomer to her timeless style, the film includes rare footage from performances and plenty of interview pieces with friends and family members, all combining to help you understand the lady behind the voice.
Doors will open at 8pm, and the bar will serve the wet stuff. Tickets are just £4 a pop. and the seats are snuggly and comfy.
Seriously. They are.
Book yours by heading online to www.thebuszy.com or pick up the phone and call MK 231312.